Study on the Usability of a Haptic Menu for 3D Interaction

  • Giandomenico Caruso
  • Elia Gatti
  • Monica Bordegoni
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6947)


The choice of the interaction menu to use is an important aspect for the usability of an application. In these years, different solutions, related to menu shape, location and interaction modalities have been proposed. This paper investigates the influence of haptic features on the usability of 3D menu. We have developed a haptic menu for a specific workbench, which integrates stereoscopic visualization and haptic interaction. Several versions of this menu have been developed with the aim of performing testing sessions with users. The results of these tests have been discussed to highlight the impact that these features have on the user’s learning capabilities.


Mixed Reality Haptic Interaction Haptic Menu 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giandomenico Caruso
    • 1
  • Elia Gatti
    • 1
  • Monica Bordegoni
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MeccanicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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